Natascha Greenwalt (Co-founder and Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer/Dancer) is a Walla Walla native. She left the rolling hills to pursue a dance degree, and in 2005 graduated magna cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts as a Kreielsheimer Scholarship recipient. Natascha spent her summers training with the Joffery Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre in New York, as well as the Northwest Professional Dance Project in Portland, OR. She has had the pleasure of performing with many local companies including Ballet Bellevue, DASSdance, Spectrum Dance Theater and currently with House of Verlaine. It’s been her honor to perform works by Donald Byrd, Zoe Scofield, Jason Ohlberg, Michael Rioux, Sarah Slipper, Twyla Tharp, among many others. In addition to her work for Coriolis Natascha has been commissioned to create works on Ballet Bellevue, Whitman College, Western Washington University, and as a guest for the Cornish College of the Arts BFA performances. She has been awarded residencies at Studio Current, Open Flight Studios a Creative Residency at Velocity Dance Center and eXit Space School of Dance. Natascha is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor at the GYROTONIC® Movement Center, teaches ballet at Exit Space School of Dance and has served as a guest instructor for Whitman College SDL and the Montana Dance Arts Association, DANCE This and Velocity Dance Center’s Strictly Seattle.
Christin Call (Co-founder and Co-artistic Director/Dancer) is a filmmaker, dancemaker, visual artist, and poet whose most current project is an assemblage series called What is Home an Obscure Kingdom an Opera Buffa It’s You Always You that began during a 2016 residency with the Seattle Demo Project. The series utilizes photography, graffiti poetry, and dance film to explore philosophical, psychological, and cultural systems of belongingness in tandem with the rapid housing development of Seattle. Past residencies include a 2015-2016 eXit Space Art Residency to develop her first dance film, Voluntary Caesura, and Open Flight Studio’s Flight Deck residency in 2013, a collaboration with Natascha Greenwalt and Jackie An that grew into the company’s first full-evening, multi-media installation work Unfixed Arias, called “William Blake-esque” and of “latent artistic genius” by SeattleDances. She was also a recipient of Project: Space Available’s 2011-2012 Artist Residency, creating the performance installation work An apology for Zeno and the alchemical pattern, comprised of painting, time-based sculpture, crocheted installations of the artist’s hair, and a performance with a milk-filled pool and pigment. Call is grateful to have worked with many talented people over the years, including the artists of Coriolis.
Marissa Quimby (Executive Director/Dancer) began her professional training at the School of Performing Arts in Connecticut under the direction of Arlene Begelman and Robert Maiorano, and continued her studies at FineLine Theatre Arts working closely with Elizabeth Parkinson, Scott Wise, and Mary Ann Lamb. Marissa was privileged to be a member of Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater for three years before joining Coriolis in 2010, where she has since assumed the roles of Executive Director and Social Media Coordinator. She also regularly performs with Alana O Rogers Dance Company, Can Can Productions, Verlaine and McCann Present, and House of Verlaine. Over the years she has appeared on many local stages, including those at Seattle Opera, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Northwest New Works at On the Boards, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, The Triple Door, Ten Tiny Dances, Moisture Festival, Next Fest NW, and more. www.MarissaQuimby.com
In 2005 Sylvain Boulet (Dancer) began his dance training in Yelm, Wa. In 2007 he joined Evergreen City Ballet for one season before accepting an apprenticeship with Spectrum Dance Theater. He has been featured as a guest artist with Ballet Northwest, International Ballet Theatre, and MK Ballet, to name a few, and has worked with various contemporary choreographers, including Alana O. Rogers and Selfick Ng-Simancas. He can be seen performing with the Katy Hagelin Dance Project and performs regularly in the cabaret and burlesque community under the alias “Paris Original.” Through burlesque “Paris” has toured all over the country, as well as to Europe and Australia.
Katherine Grace Murphy (Dancer) is a Seattle-based dancer and choreographer. While studying dance at Cornish College of the Arts, she danced for various local companies, choreographers, festivals and events from go-go dancing to Ballet Bellevue’s Handel’s Messiah. In 2012 she joined Coriolis as a cast member in Unfixed Arias continuing on to perform at the Seattle International Dance Festival and most recently she performed in Voluntary Ceasura under the direction of Christin Call. In addition to choreographing for various music videos and plays she has also had a few brushes with acting in various film projects, most recently a web series called Don’t Do It! (produced by Cainan Martens Film). Katherine is grateful for the opportunity to dance for and with the beautiful and moving women who make up Coriolis Dance.
Mariko Nagashima is a dancer, writer, teacher and general enthusiast of all things dance related. She grew up in Spokane, WA and later earned a BFA in ballet and BS in biology from the University of Utah. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, Mariko has performed with Coriolis Dance, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, and Lotus Body among others. Mariko is a member of the ballet faculty at All That Dance and also was the editor of SeattleDances from 2010 to 2016.
Thomas Phelan (Dancer) is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, where he received his BFA in Performing Arts from CSU. He then moved to Anchorage to dance for Alaska Dance Theatre. Thomas now calls Seattle home and local credits include Whim W’Him, House of Verlaine, City Opera Ballet, Olympic Ballet Theatre, International Ballet Theatre, Alana O Rogers, The Robbie Turner Revue, and The Can Can. Along with performing Thomas immensely enjoys teaching and has greatly appreciated sharing art with the wonderful Seattle community.
Hannah Simmons (Dancer) a Boston native, is a Seattle-based choreographer and performer. She graduated from Bennington College with a degree in Mathematics and Dance. Before migrating to Seattle, Hannah was a company member with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (Boston) and had the privilege of spending several months with The Forsythe Company (Frankfurt, Germany) through an educational exchange. Hannah has performed with Seattle-based companies Anna Conner + Co and PE|Mo, among others. She regularly collaborates with sculpture artist Sarah Fetterman on performative sculpture installations. Her choreographic work has been supported by Velocity’s Bridge Project, Arts Incubator at Cornish Playhouse, and Artist Trust.
Sarah Davis (Vocalist) Hailed by the New York Times as “a voice with considerable warmth,” lyric-soprano, Sarah Davis debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Matthias Pintscher and was honored to give the American and French premiere of Elliott Carter’s “what are years” at Tanglewood and with Radio France respectively. Notable concert credits include: Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms Requiem, Verdi Requiem, Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, Beethoven Ninth Symphony and Poulenc Gloria. Opera credits include: Fiordiligi, Contessa, Donna Anna, Gilda, Pamina, Cendrillon and Stravinsky’s Anne Trulove. Recent engagements include Jake Heggie’s Another Sunrise, a one-act, one woman opera with Music for Remembrance, soprano soloist in the world premiere of “Shadows & Light ” by Joan Szymko with Eugene Concert Orchestra & Vocal Arts, Beethoven’s 9th with Spokane Symphony, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the University of Pennsylvania, residency at the Winter Intensive Songfest Hidden Valley singing German lieder and the featured entertainment for the 125th Anniversary of the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.. She debuted as a guest musician with Coriolis Dance a few seasons ago, singing in Unfixed Arias. www.sarahjoannedavis.com
Julia Gish-Salerno (Musician) grew up in Walla Walla, WA and currently teaches violin and viola at Eastern Washington University. She began her Suzuki studies before the age of two. Early teachers included Rhonda Burnham and Kathleen Spring. Julia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan with highest honors in 2005. During this time she was concertmaster for the GRAMMY award winning recording of William Bolcom’s ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’ featuring the U of M Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Julia completed her Master’s and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees on full scholarship from the University of Southern California, studying with Lyndon Johnston-Taylor and Martin Chalifour. Julia has been a top prize winner in a variety of competitions nationwide, and has also soloed with many orchestras throughout the US and in Europe including the Walla Walla Symphony, Philharmonia Northwest, Spokane Symphony, and the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Julia is also an active chamber musician and teacher. She frequently performs at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival and also teaches at Suzuki institutes in Walla Walla, WA and Rochester, VT. In addition to her University studio, Julia maintains a large private studio in the greater Spokane area. She lives in Cheney, WA with her husband and twin toddlers.
Daniel Brigman (Score) is an artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Remaining faithful to his roots in DIY, Brigman has spearheaded many independent endeavors as a curator/promoter, publisher (Featherspines, Moldspores, MrsaMinors), and freelance visual artist for numerous record labels and international touring artists (Fell Voices, ZANN, Pillars and Toungues, Seeded Plain). His aural works focus on sound collage, electroacoustic music, and integrated textures from raw source material. Since 2005, an extensive discography has been released and distributed through predominantly experimental labels (anarchy Moon, Lotus Sound, Peyote Tapes) with distribution in the US, UK, Germany and Japan.
Matt Holmes (Score) grew up in Vancouver, Washington where he began training in visuals arts and music. He graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 with a focus in film and video. His work has been shown at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Cairo Gallery, and 911 Media Arts Center. He has also collaborated with members of the dance/theater community on various musical and multimedia projects.
Avi Lasser and GarrettOvercash of Hevanti Productions (Music Composition and Production) Avi Lasser is the Founder and Audio Director of Hevanti Productions LLC. Soon after moving to Seattle, he began to collaborate and write with Garrett Overcash, forming a new music production duo. Since working together, they have grown Hevanti Productions into a successful post-production house with offices in Seattle and Montreal. Recent dance commissions include an original electronic score for Ballet Arkansas and as the featured guest composers for the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2017 Next Step Concert series. Hevanti Productions first worked with Coriolis as part of a commission by Jason Ohlberg, for the 2016 Seattle International Dance Festival’s Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet. Avi and Garrett are thrilled to be creating and collaborating with Coriolis for Transit of Metis. For more information about Avi and Garrett as well as upcoming projects please visit www.hevantiproductions.com.
Dani Norberg (Lighting Design) is a freelance lighting designer and who has had the pleasure of designing for Coriolis for two years now and is excited to be working them again on Transit of Metis. Dani graduated from Cornish College of the Arts where she still designs regularly and works as a union stagehand at the Cornish Playhouse. Recently she has lit Urine Town, O’ Beautiful, and Caucasian Chalk Circle. Other recent designs of hers include Stay With Me, Christmas is Burning, Henry V, and Twister Beach.
Heather A Mayhew (Production Stage Manager) is all too happy to have the opportunity to work with Coriolis Dance and Natascha Greenwalt. Aside from having this particular pleasure, she has also worked with: Verlaine/McCann Present, Jessica Jobaris, Donald Byrd, Grand Rapids Ballet, Dayna Hanson, Crispin Spaeth, and Pat Graney.
Janelle Abbott (Costume Design and Consultation) is a PNW Native. While studying ballet under Natascha Greenwalt, Janelle began experimenting in costume design. With a BFA in fashion design from Parsons in NYC, Janelle spent 3 months sewing t-shirts in a Helsinki museum before returning to Seattle, where she began an art and garment collaboration with a college friend in San Francisco, Camilla Carper. Since 2012, FEMAIL, has been mailing work back and forth in remote collaboration. FEMAIL has been featured at the SAM, in magazines: Recens, Novembre, and Refigural, and in store: Assembly (NYC), Sassafras (Seattle). Beyond fashion, Janelle is an artist, sculptor, chair weaver, tour guide, yoga instructor, and wife.
Katharine Andrews has been designing and making clothing professionally since 2008. She loves to make all kinds of fabric fit all kinds of bodies. Her website is TelaioClothing.com
Erin Weathers (Costume Design and Consultation) is a huge fashion nerd. She has recently opened a custom clothing studio in Seattle. Her fashion is usually inspired by space, mythology, science, and technology. From Burlesque to wearable technology, She wants to do it all. For contact information and portfolio please visit www.fairweathersclothing.com
Liise Wyatt (Costume Design and Consultation) is a local Clothing Designer and Wardrobe Stylist. She received her BFA in Textiles from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and furthered her studies in Fashion Design and Construction after moving to Seattle in 2006. She eventually launched her collaborative women’s clothing line, Wyatt Orr. She also freelances for local businesses including Nordstrom, and is fortunate to get to work in various ways with so many Seattle Creatives each day.
Cainan W. Martens is a Seattle-based Director of Photography, Director, Editor and Executive Producer. His short film “To Whom it May Concern” is starting the festival circuit this September at Oregon Independent Film Festival. “Don’t Do It!”, produced by Cainan Martens Film (as was his short) has released 9 episodes on various online platforms and started its festival run with Austin Web Fest in July, 2016. Cainan has been grateful for his deepened relationship with movement and continued exploration in filming and editing with Coriolis.
Stacy is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan and began her dance training at a young age. She went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Art in Dance with the honor of Presidential Scholar from Western Michigan University. As a professional dancer, Stacy has had the privilege to perform with many of Seattle’s top Contemporary Dance choreographers, including several productions with Seattle Opera.
Stacy is also a certified Pilates Instructor. She has taught for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cirque du Soleil and is currently at Bodycenter Studios.
Stacy has years of experience managing her own business as a freelance performer and instructor and is eager to bring those skills to Coriolis Dance.
Janelle Abbott – Costume Design for Hymn: a Psalm for Healing, 2009.
Sylvain Boulet/Paris Original – Dancer, 2009-2011. Guest Dancer, 2013. Costume Design for try to hover (or Private Practice 7), 2011.
Danny Boulet – Dancer, 2009-2011.
Philip Borunda—Dancer, 2013.
Amiya Brown – Lighting Design for try to hover (or Private Practice 7), 2011. Lighting/Set Design for Unfixed Arias, 2014.
Sean Cormack—Dancer, 2013.
Hannah Crowley—Dancer, 2013.
Joshua Dent–Musician/Composer for Voluntary Caesura, 2016.
Maddie DeVries—Dancer, 2014.
Matthew Fishel—Animation for INFERENCE, 2011.
Roxanne Foster—Dancer, 2013.
Lauren Hlubny–Assistant Film Director for Voluntary Caesura, 2016.
Matt Holmes—Composer for Tethered Apparitions, 2009-2010.
Richard Isaac—Guest Dancer, 2009.
Carla Korbes—Voice narration for selection/fixation, 2009.
Andrea Larreta—Dancer, 2009-2014.
Paul D. McKee—Set/Costume Design for when we were young and Deciduous Urge, 2010.
Lizzy Melton—Dancer, 2009.
Joel Meyers—Dancer, 2011, 2013.
Alana O’Farrell Rogers—Guest Dancer, 2011. Costume Design for He Said She Said, 2009.
Patrick Pulkrabeck—Dancer, 2009.
Adam Rapa—Trumpet for He Said She Said, 2009.
Ryan Soper—Composer for selection/fixation, 2009. Composer/live musician for falling and sitting up (or Private Practice 5) and tilt and open (or Private Practice 6). Composer/props for try to hover (or Private Practice 7), 2011.
Sean Tomerlin—Dancer, 2009.
Markeith Wiley—Dancer, 2010.
Shannon Behrens—Dancer, Unfixed Arias 2015.
Vanessa DeWolf—Dramaturg, Unfixed Arias 2015-2016.
Jackie An—Composer, performer, conceptual collaborator on The gentle abduction of Esther Williams, 2012. Composer, musical performer for Insofaras the landscopic report, 2013. Musical director, composer, performer for Unfixed Arias, 2014-2015.
Daniel Brigman—Musician/Live performer for Unfixed, 2014-15
Taylor T. Merisko—Musician/Live performer for Unfixed, 2014-15
Erin Weathers—costume design for Unfixed Arias 2015, Voluntary Caesura 2016.
Dani Norberg—Assistant Lighting Design for Unfixed Arias 2014, Lighting Design Unfixed Arias 2015, Voluntary Caesura 2016.